One of the most crucial dating rules among Muslims is to remember that both families need to meet each other first.You have to be ready to discuss a lot of things, from children to religion to income before parents finally decide if the pair is suitable for marriage.As for the non-Muslim girls, talk to them, but don’t ever bring one home.", "As a fragmented diaspora that is racialized, [young Muslims] are both viewed as oppressed but also hyper-sexualized.It creates a taboo, almost a shame, about sex — even if it’s sex that is entirely halal between a married couple.Many Muslim women are left torn between a dichotomy of desexualized and hypersexualized narratives tossed at them." Families setting up children has existed for years, and Muslim singles events a la "speed dating" are common.But those aren't the solutions all young people are seeking.
“I have to come back home at a certain time; she is always calling, always worried that I might drink or have sex with him,” she explained. But these are the culture’s standards, and culture plays a major role in our lives. I feel like that’s what my parents used on me, and it is how I’m raising my children.”“If dating is to know the person and build commitment, then there is no problem with it,” she explained. The American perspective on dating is often sexual, and that’s the problem.” Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, the spiritual leader of the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights, said the version of dating that the “dominant culture” promotes is wrong and unhealthy to the concept of family.
They lose their focus on work and college.”“My friend had a scholarship to the University of Michigan.
He met a girl on his first semester and turned all his attention to her,” Hussein said.
Let me break the suspense by saying that I have yet to find that one verse.
The good news is that my search has given me a much better understanding of this difficult question.
While scrolling through a discussion forum last year, Humaira Mubeen saw animated discussions on marriage between young Muslims, with an overwhelming number lamented the difficulty of meeting people.